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University of Pécs, Foreign Language Centre
Education paper by Huszti, Judit (all papers)
Diaspora Program - Outline of a Project at the University of Pécs
The presentation introduces a project plan of the University of Pécs (UP), which intends to reinforce the institutional cooperation with Hungarians living in the world. In line with the Hungarian government's efforts aiming to involve those who are interested, the UP wants to connect not only with Hungarian local organizations abroad, but also to link them culturally through education and learning at the University of Pécs. (Pécs was the European Capital of Culture in 2010.) Educational training programs based on the needs of Hungarian foreign communities provide the basis for the professional program. Under the Diaspora Innovative Program English and Hungarian languages can be used in distance learning curriculum packages (e-learning, m-learning, blended learning). Short courses, training courses take place in the following priority areas: Hungarian as a foreign language; Hungarian history, culture, folklore and traditions; Hungarian legal system. The courses fit the Bologna system, the European Qualifications Framework to ensure interoperability among the courses, training areas and institutions.
Brief Professional Bio:
Judit Huszti is the director of the Foreign Language Centre of the University of Pécs. As the test developer of the ECL examination system she has been dealing with test construction and assessment. She worked for several years as member of the Hungarian Accrediation Board for Foreign Language Examinations. She was involved in projects developing blended learning materials in Hungarian language (Mig Komm, Imed Komm). Her publications are in the field of different areas of language testing – communicative aspect of testing, aligning tests with the CEFR, test takers with disabilities.